A press release from the Huntley School Board:
Teacher Negotiations Update from the Board of Education of Consolidated School District 158
ALGONQUIN, IL – The District 158 Board of Education (Board) has received notice that the Huntley Education Association (HEA) has declared impasse.
The Board believes that both sides want to reach a compromise that is beneficial for the staff, students, and taxpayers of District 158.
Over the summer, both sides worked diligently to finalize a new contract. Almost all of the language issues were resolved in a mutually agreeable manner.
The remaining issues are primarily compensation.
The Board reached a tentative agreement with the HEA bargaining team on September 5, 2012.
This agreement was not ratified by the membership.
At a subsequent bargaining session, the Board modified this agreement in an effort to meet the needs the bargaining team expressed.
Both sides agreed to make every effort to get this proposal ratified by their respective members.
This proposal also ultimately failed to be ratified by the HEA membership.
The Board team looks forward to meeting with the HEA on the evening of November 13, and continuing work towards agreement and ratification of a contract.